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Our Clinical Research Training Fellowships are now open to clinicians who wish to undertake a period of full-time training in a cancer relevant field, leading to the completion of a PhD. All applicants should be post-registration clinicians and ideally have a specialist training post.

Duration and Funding

The Fellowships are usually tenable for three years, although in certain circumstances they may extend to four years duration. We will provide running expenses, an appropriate salary in line with the applicant's current salary and grade and full coverage of University PhD fees.

Candidates whose nationality is outside the UK/EU will be awarded a contribution towards their fees equivalent to the amount awarded to home/EU students. Funding for the remaining fees will need to be identified in order for a proposal to be approved (the shortfall will be £15,879 per annum).

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates of any nationality may apply but must have been resident and working in the EEA (European Economic Area) for three years immediately before application and intend to pursue a medical career in the UK. 

For applicants whose first language is not English, you must supply an official IELTS or TOEFL transcript to support your application, or provide a date on which you will be taking a test. Please note the IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years.  If your IELTS or TOEFL expires before the start of your programme, you will need to take another official English test before we can issue you with a CAS for your visa application. This is a requirement of the UK Border Agency.  We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall [or TOEFL (paper) 577, TOEFL (internet) 90]. Each component of the English test should meet the minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5 in all components, TOEFL (paper 527, internet 72).